FEB 10, 2021 | US
New State Privacy Initiatives Turn Up Heat on Congress
The Hill, February 10, 2021
By Rebecca Klar and Chris Mills Rodrigo
Congress is coming under increasing pressure to create a federal framework for data privacy laws as states forge ahead with their own plans.
Industry groups are expected to ramp up the pressure on Congress as well.
“The threat of a patchwork is real,” said Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy at the trade group BSA | The Software Alliance.
“The compliance problems with multiple states having their own privacy regimes is still an issue without a national standard compliance,” the group’s senior director of state advocacy Tom Foulkes added.
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.